Cloud Video for You and Your Friends’ Many Devices

Walt reviews RealPlayer Cloud, which lets users of many different devices store their videos online and share them with others.

RealNetworks Unveils RealPlayer Cloud in Video Service Bid

Part two of turnaround for online media pioneer?
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Rob Glaser Talks About New Social Casino Sweepstakes — Will It Be RealNetworks’ Golden Ticket? (Video)

It’s not real-money gaming, but it’s still a pile of cash you might be able to win.
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Accel Leads $9.4 Million Round for Affiliate, App Marketing Tracker HasOffers

HasOffers, a four-year-old company that helps companies track their affiliate marketing programs, has raised its first outside funding, a $9.4 million round led by Accel Partners, along with angels including RealNetworks founder Rob Glaser. The company also offers a service that lets app developers track installs and other engagement metrics they can attribute to advertisers.

Dear Brussels, You Are Fighting Last Century’s Battles

Why do European regulators spend so much time policing an aging desktop monopoly when the rest of the world has gone mobile?

RealNetworks Hires New Mobile Entertainment President

Some fresh talent for Seattle online company.

At RealNetworks, Laid-Off Workers Are Streaming Out the Door

Some 80 sacked today, with more layoffs likely to follow.

RealNetworks Fast-Forwards Through Yet Another CEO — Its First One

The one-time Seattle tech star brings back its founder.

RealNetworks Clings to GameHouse, Hoping to Ride Social Gaming Wave

The gaming unit of RealNetworks might be one of the company’s only hopes for growth. Or, it could be the first to go.
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RealNetworks Sells Video Codec and a Bunch of Patents to Intel for $120 Million

RealNetworks said on Thursday that it has sold a big chunk of it patent portfolio and its next-generation video codec to Intel for $120 million in cash. The Seattle company said it retains the rights to use the technology, so it doesn’t see an impact on its operating plans.